Northern Light Park and sami experiences

Sami culture in a lavvu
Northern lights above Skibotn Hotel
Northern lights
Meeting reindeer
A Sami and reindeer
Prices from

2100 NOK

per person

Welcome to the Northern Light Park in Skibotn! Join us for an evening you won't soon forget, here we offer Sami activities, food and joik while we wait for the northern lights to appear in the sky above us.

General information

Skibotn is known as the place in the arctic regions where you have the greatest chance of seeing the fantastic northern lights. This is due to climatic conditions that make the place one of those with the least amount of rainfall during the year. The clouds often open up when you get to Skibotn and a cloudless sky gives you a better chance of seeing the northern lights.

In the Northern Light Park you have access to a restaurant, bar and toilets indoors. Outdoors, we have several Sami lavvos. The largest is heated with room for 50 people.
On your visit with us, you will be served a Sami dinner, bidos, as well as hot broth. Our Sami team gives you storytelling about the Sami way of life and every evening there is a joik concert from our outdoor stage. In the square, there are also several bonfires with seating areas that you can sit around while you wait for the magical light to appear in the sky.
We also offer several activities such as who will be the evening's champion in lasso throwing. Join a very nice Sami and Arctic experience in Skibotn. The place with the most Northern Lights days during the winter.

You also get the chance to meet Nils Peder I Gaup His reindeers have their summer pasture on the island Arnøya, a bit further north in Nord-Troms and the winter pasture in Kautokeino. Hear the story of the Sami way of life and how Nils Peder and his family live. Take the opportunity to feed the reindeer.

You also have the possibility to visit our exclusive Sami shop Sarvvis.

Extra to book onsite:
- Feeding of the reindeers

The package contains: : Sami dinner bidos with hot broth, coffee and cake, exciting Arctic activities, bus return from Tromsø to Skibotn
Season: 1 December - 31 March
Number of participants: 2 - 16
Difficulty: Easy, suitable for everyone

Transport from Tromsø:
Departure outside Scandic Ishavshotel at 17:00 (05:00PM). Return to Tromsø between 23:00 (11PM) and 23:30 (11:30 PM). The bus is marked Skibotn

After an hour and 30 minutes' drive from Tromsø in our bus, you arrive at Skibotn and our Northern Light Park, which is beautifully located by the Skibotn hotel, and with a fantastic view over the Lyngenfjord.

Prices from

2100 NOK per person


  • Guide
  • Winter
  • Bonfire
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • December
  • Meal included
  • Minibus (up to 16 persons)
  • Easy
  • Tea/coffee/biscuit included
  • Northern lights experience

About Skibotn Hotel

Welcome to Skibotn Hotel!

Here at Skibotn’s only Northern lights base, we are outdoor enthusiasts.

A family run meeting point, where we serve local food, with Sami culture and story telling. Relax with a coffee and cake around a cosy fire, and let us bring the feelings of nature inside. The pure organic surroundings for Sarvvis restaurant, with a stunning panoramic view of Storfjord, and a backdrop of the magnificent Lygsalpen are second to none. You can step right outside and have easy access to the rejuvenating properties of nature whether that is in a winter wonderland, or under the midnight sun, it is truly magical all year round.

Phone: +47 777 15 600
Email: [email protected]
Skibotsveien 421, 9143 Skibotn